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I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? My
. I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: My beautiful chicken strawberry has little mites I only see them from time to time she has lost her feathers on the back of her leg … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he didn't crow. He tries to but no sound. Rattled breathing (congestion) eating like a normal bird. Drinking good. Sneezing. I immediately started … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
33,080 satisfied customers
I've got 2 sick 5yrs old chickens: Dolly: She started acting
I've got 2 sick 5yrs old chickens: Dolly: She started acting sick about 1 of 2 months ago. She didn't want to come out the coop and didn't have a lot of appetite. What she eats are only small pieces o… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a red sex link who has been very lethargic, she has
Hi Pearl, I have a red sex link who has been very lethargic, she has had very bad diarrhea, rattly breathing, and has not been eating. I had injected her with Tylan 50 for 5 days and she seemed better… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home on Friday May 13. I have a 3 month old Barred Rock and have kept them separated but in adjacent coops. Last night, Sunday, May 15 I let both … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of
Hi, My 2 year old Plymouth Barred Rock he has shown signs of decline for more than a week. I noticed that she hung out in the coop more, did not range much, less active. I could find nothing obviously… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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33,080 satisfied customers
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated
I have 10 backyard chickens that get good care. Noticed irritated vent area and feather loss. I cleaned out coop and lightly dusted with anti mite powder on the floor under their 2" of bedding. Applie… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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33,080 satisfied customers
We have one of a flock of 15 that has been lethargic and
We have one of a flock of 15 that has been lethargic and tired looking for about 5 days. We have tried every diagnoses we could find from the internet but cant seem to figure it out. She eat, especial… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
33,080 satisfied customers
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4
I have a flock of only two (pampered) hens since 2010. My 4 1/2 year old Barred Rock has had knobby, swollen feet/toes, and a few small yellow bumps on a few toes since around April. Vet thought it mi… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated
1 year old hen (Australorpe). Noticed some funny elongated eggs over last month or two and a few "she'll-less" eggs as well that I can attribute to her specifically.(Normal inside though) Have begun o… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
I have a white leghorn hen with wattles that are so puffy they
I have a white leghorn hen with wattles that are so puffy they appear and feel like they are filled with air. She has a blue tinge on her cheeks as well. Other than that she is just as happy as can be… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Chicken started limping 5 days ago ,R leg increased to total
chicken started limping 5 days ago ,R leg increased to total paralysis, still eating, but just sits, eats some, I have used syringe to hydrate and started poultry vitamin, poop watery, area below vent… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
33,080 satisfied customers
My chickens have contracted something contagious. At first
My chickens have contracted something contagious. At first I thought it was fungal because it happened after I swept their coop. But I have been told that a fungal respiratory infection was not contag… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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19,615 satisfied customers
I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
I have a Silkie girl with a milky white substance all over her tail feathers. She's not eating or drinking, is lethargic and as a whole totally pissed off! Any idea what this is and what do I do about… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last
my hen developed a large black blister on her wattle last night. She's also got two tiny yellow ones on the same wattle too. What is going on? She's otherwise healthy - eats and moves well. Poops are … read more
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Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks.
I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks. One hen had a wing that didn't lay against her body correctly but I could find nothing wrong with it. 10 days ago she started to limp so I pul… read more
Fiona Steel
Fiona Steel
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Bachelor's Degree
224 satisfied customers
hens: laying..egg..Listless, vent pasting, coccidiosis like stance.
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Andrea Roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been
We have 48 chickens. One has a comb and waddles that has been turning pale red rather than the normal healthy red coloration. The birs is seemingly weak and slow in its movement and does not try escap… read more
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Andrea Roberts
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